Jump Scares In Jacob’s Ladder (1990)

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Synopsis: A war veteran, Jacob, struggles to adjust to a normal life after returning from the Vietnam war as a series of disturbing occurrences blur the line between reality and delusion.

Director: Adrian Lyne

Runtime: 113 minutes

MPAA Rating: R

IMDb: 7.5/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 69%

Netflix (US): No

Jump Scares:  4 (0 major, 4 minor)

Jump Scare Rating: Several disturbing scenes throughout the movie however very few actual jump scares. The scene at the 1 hour 30 mark is probably the most significant and the only one likely to truly startle the audience.
One Star

WARNING: The jump scare descriptions listed below may contain minor spoilers
Show Descriptions

Jump Scare Times

38:02 – Jacob sees some birds flying above him at the party.

39:19 – Jacob sees a horn come out of Jezzie’s mouth as she dances.

1:29:50 – A sudden cut to a car braking and hitting a bike might startle some viewers.

1:30:31 – Jacob sees the reflection of his son in the mirror and reaches out to touch it however a demon head appears and he pulls back.

Download a .srt file of the jump scares in Jacob’s Ladder [more info].